Continental Robert Susz

Robert was born in Hungary & emigrated to Sydney Australia as a small child with his family. As a teenager, in the late 1960s, he started collecting Soul & Blues records from artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding (on the Soul side) & Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy & Jr Wells, Little Walter, BB King on the Blues side. He even got to see many of these greats perform live, when they toured Australia in the 1970s & was blown away by their music & powerhouse performances!! Deciding he wanted to play this kind of music that he loved so much & after years practicing & jamming, he became the lead singer, harmonica player & songwriter of -

The Dynamic Hepnotics

Between (1979-1987) they dominated the national charts. In the mid 80s with Robert's composition the SMASH HIT "Soul Kind Of Feeling"& toured extensively, playing to packed houses all around the country!

The Mighty Reapers

The Mighty Reapers (1987 - 2000 & still occasionally when all the members are in the same city). A funky blues & soul band who put out a series of award winning albums in Australia & the USA. The Reapers also had a big live following around Australia. They have opened the show for greats like BB KIng, Buddy Guy, Albert King & were the band of choice to back touring USA Blues & Soul artists like Lucky Peterson (organ/guitar/vocal prodigy), Louisiana Red (down home Blues guitar & vocal master), Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf's longtime, genius guitarist)...... as well as Big Jay McNeely (honkin' saxophone legend) & Margie Evans (powerhouse Soul, Blues, Gospel singer) both of whom the Reapers have recorded albums with.

The Continental Blues Party

Now Robert has assembled his latest soul/blues/down home funk combo "THE CONTINENTAL BLUES PARTY" who have been turning on audiences with their electrifying, soul charged, R'N'B workouts. Mixing "Continental" Robert's own blues & soul compositions (including "SOUL KIND OF FEELING") with show-stopping versions of tunes from the greats like - RAY CHARLES, MUDDY WATERS, JAMES BROWN, JOE SIMON, CURTIS MAYFIELD, BB KING to name a few!!

They have released an album "On The Soul Side" on Vitamin Records. The Continental Blues Party features "Continental" Robert Susz - lead vocals & harmonica And hotshots like; "Hit Single" Adam Pringle - guitar & vocals Illya "Cossak" Szwec - guitar Clayton "Teenager" Doley - organ Robert "The Hungry" Woolf - organ, electric piano & vocals Vito "Mr Showbiz" Portolesi - bass & vocals Rowan "Express" Lane - bass Antero "Skinny Jr" Ceschin - drums & vocals

Soul Kinda Feeling Revue

Robert also puts together, on special occasions, The "Soul Kind Of Feeling Revue"a big 8 piece band featuring a combination of the above musicians with a 3 piece horn section, including Bruce Allen the original saxophonist of The Dynamic Hepnotics, playing a selection of The Dynamic Hepnotics hits & crowd favourites plus the best of The Mighty Reapers & Continental Blues Party soul stirrers!

Upcoming Shows


Continental Blues Party

21st December 8pm until 11pm at Bald Rock Hotel, Mansfield St, Rozelle.


Continental Blues Party

29th December 5pm until 8pm at Mamasan Beach Rd Bondi.


Trouble People (ex Mighty Reapers)

4th January 8pm at Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Piper St, Lilyfield.


Continental Blues Party

5th January 3pm-6pm at Pyrmont Bridge Hotel Union St Pyrmont.


The Trouble People (ex Mighty Reapers)

12th January 8pm until 11pm at Petersham Bowling Club Brighton St Petersham.


Continental Blues Party

26th January 1pm-4pm at Castle Hill RSL Castle St.


Continental Blues Party

2nd February 4.30pm-7.30pm at Beach Club, Pittwater Rd Collaroy.


Continental Blues Party

9th February 1pm-4pm Castle Hill RSL Castle St.


Continental Blues Party

21st February 7.30pm-10.30pm at Music At Street Market Willoughby Rd Crows Nest.


Trouble People (ex Mighty Reapers)

7th March 6.30pm-7.30pm at Girrakool Blues Festival and BBQ, Mt Penang Event Park, Kariong.


Continental Blues Party

22nd March 1pm-4pm at Castle Hill RSL Castle St.


Continental Blues Party

29th March 5pm-8pm at Bayview Hotel Victoria Rd Gladesville.


Continental Blues Party

18th April 8pm-11pm at Bald Rock Hotel Mansfield St Rozel.le


Continental Blues Party

19th April 4pm-7pm at Avalon Bowling Club, Bowling Green Lane, Avalon.

Robert Susz

Continental Blues Party

7th June 5pm-8pm at Bayview Hotel Victoria Rd Gladesville.